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Michigan football team makes an offer to local eighth grader

Tyler Martin
Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols. –courtesy BB&N

Buckingham Browne & Nichols linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin is not your average eighth grader. Standing 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 227 pounds, the 15-year-old Acton resident led his team with more than 100 tackles last season, drawing the attention of a major college football program.

Last Thursday, Martin announced on his Twitter page that he received an offer from the University of Michigan, indicating his potential as one of the top prospects in the nation for the Class of 2022.

“We’ve had some outstanding players and outstanding eighth-graders,’’ said BB&N coach Mike Willey, “but the way he has developed has been impressive. He’s physically gifted and his work ethic has been tremendous. He has good instincts, he’s physically strong and is relentless in pursuit.